|The Morgesons - Elizabeth Stoddard|
LibriVox recording of The Morgesons, by Elizabeth Stoddard. Read by jlenardon Stoddard’s novel traces the education and development of a young female in American middle-class society. The protagonist, Cassandra Morgeson, is educated by a series of journeys she makes throughout her youth and early adulthood. Each new setting represents a different stage in her intellectual development. Cassandra is born in Surrey, a small New England town...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction
Downloads: 1,258 (1 review)
|Bladys of the Stewponey - Sabine Baring-Gould|
LibriVox recording of Bladys of the Stewponey, by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read by Andy Minter. The setting, geography and history of this story by Rev'd Sabine Baring-Gould, author of Onward Christian Soldiers and other well-known hymns, are all accurate, or at least as accurate as local lore will allow. Kinver has long been a midlands beauty spot, and the UK National Trust own and open one of the rock-dwellings mentioned...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; historical fiction; romance; horror; adventure; Kinver
Downloads: 1,054 (1 review)
|Harrington - Maria Edgeworth|
LibriVox recording of Harrington, by Maria Edgeworth. Read by Jenny Bradshaw and Lee Smalley. Harrington follows the protagonist of the same name who tries to explore his memories in order to understand his views on Jews. It begins with Harrington's early images of Jews, which are formed by a collection stories told by his maid, of Simon the Jew. His parents further strengthen this image by rewarding Harrington's antisemitism...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; fiction; racism; romance; anti-Semitism
Downloads: 1,083 (1 review)
|The Innocents, A Story for Lovers - Sinclair Lewis|
LibriVox recording of The Innocents, A Story for Lovers, by Sinclair Lewis. Read by Don W. Jenkins. “Mr. and Mrs. Seth Appleby were almost old. They called each other 'Father' and 'Mother.' But frequently they were guilty of holding hands, or of cuddling together in corners, and Father was a person of stubborn youthfulness.” It is only by subterfuge that Seth is able every year to obtain his two week's vacation from the shoe store, and they are off to the farm-house of Uncle Joe Tubbs on Cap...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fiction; romance
Downloads: 9,757 (1 review)
|White Fang, version 2 - Jack London|
LibriVox recording of White Fang by Jack London. Read by Mark F. Smith When White Fang is birthed in a cave to a wolf sire and a wolf/dog halfbreed dam, he is heir to two traditions. At first he is content to explore and learn laws of the Wild. But then his mother is caught and held by old memories of a past relationship with Man, and White Fang follows her into service with the Indians. Life among sled dogs is hardly less cruel and dangerous than living in the Wild, but brutality notches upward...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; adventure; animals; wolves; dogs; Jack London
Downloads: 61,062 (1 review)
|The Beloved Vagabond - William John Locke|
LibriVox recording of The Beloved Vagabond by William John Locke. Read in English by Simon Evers The vagabond, Paragot, a truly eccentric bohemian and a wandering scholar with a mysterious past, adopts a London street urchin (whom he calls Asticot) by purchasing him from his mother for half a crown. Paragot leads Asticot on various adventures through 19th century Europe, eventually arriving in Paris...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 2,211 (1 review)
|The Mad King - Edgar Rice Burroughs|
LibriVox recording of The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by Delmar H. Dolbier. Shades of The Prisoner of Zenda! All our old friends are here—the young king, the usurping uncle and his evil henchman, the beautiful princess, the loyal retainer and the unwilling imposter. What more could you Hope for? This fast-paced story stays far away from Tarzan’s jungle or the inner world of Pellucidar...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fiction; adventure
Downloads: 12,332 (1 review)
|The Dog Crusoe and His Master - Robert Michael Ballantyne|
LibriVox recording of The Dog Crusoe and His Master, by Robert Michael Ballantyne. Read by Allyson Hester. This is a story of an adventure involving a young man, his dog, and 2 friends. Together they wander through the Western prairies on a mission to make peace between the "pale-faces" and the "Red men". They face many perils and become heroes many times over. This wonderful story takes the characters (and the reader) on an action-packed journey through the Western prairies during the times whe...
Keywords: librivox; dog; adventure; prairie; friends; audiobook; fiction
Downloads: 17,530 (1 review)
|Two on a Tower - Thomas Hardy|
LibriVox recording of Two on a Tower, by Thomas Hardy. Read by Tadhg. The plot concerns two – literally starcrossed – lovers: Swithin St. Cleeve, a very young amateur astronomer, and Viviette Constantine, an unhappily married and abandoned woman 8 or 9 years his senior. Each night Swithin climbs the old tower of the title, in the grounds of the Constantine estate. Lady Constantine, whose husband has been absent some years on an extended hunting and exploring journey to Africa, joins the youn...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; Thomas Hardy; Two on a Tower
Downloads: 9,779 (1 review)
|The Emperor of Portugallia - Selma Lagerloef|
LibriVox recording of The Emperor of Portugallia, by Selma Lagerloef. Read by Lars Rolander. Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Price in Literature in 1909. She died in Vaermland in 1940. The Emperor of Portugallia was first Published 1914 in Sweden, and 1916 in English, translated by Velma Swanston Howard...
Keywords: librivox, audio, audiobook, fiction, The Emperor of Portugallia, Selma Lagerloef
Downloads: 1,816 (1 review)
|My Doggie and I - Robert Michael Ballantyne|
LibriVox recording of My Doggie and I, by Robert Michael Ballantyne. Read by Allyson Hester. This story surrounds a child waif, a young woman, a young gentleman doctor, and an elderly lady. This tale unfolds the story of a bond that brings these unlikely friends together and merges their separate paths of life into one common path. The bond is "Dumps", or "Pompey", the "doggie". With many twists, turns, and uncertainties, the ending may surprise the reader...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; animals; adventure; children; fiction; teen/young adult
Downloads: 7,922 (1 review)
|Emma McChesney and Company - Edna Ferber|
LibriVox recording of Emma McChesney and Company by Edna Ferber. Read by Phil Chenevert. This is the final volume in the trilogy following the smart, stylish, divorced and independent businesswoman Emma McChesney in her career from stenographer, then drummer (traveling salesman) to owner of her own company. (The first was Roast Beef, Medium and the second Personality Plus both in the Librivox catalog)...
Keywords: librivox; audio; ferber; comedy
Downloads: 1,847 (1 review)
|Ronicky Doone - Max Brand|
Librivox recording of Ronicky Doone by Max Brand. Read by Rowdy Delaney. Frederick Schiller Faust (1892-1944), is best known today for his western fiction. Faust was born in Seattle, Washington and at an early age moved with his parents to the San Joaquin Valley in California where he worked as a ranchhand. After a failed attempt to enlist in the Great War in 1917 and with the help of Mark Twain's sister he met Robert Hobart Davis, editor of All-Story Weekly and became a regular contributor writ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; western; fiction; Frederick Schiller Faust
Downloads: 27,848 (1 review)
|Hans Brinker - Mary Mapes Dodge|
Librivox recording of Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge. Read by Mark F. Smith. Mary Mapes Dodge created an instant bestseller with "Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates." She wanted the book to be partly a book of travels and partly a domestic story. It is a tale written for children that adults also find interesting and uplifting. Dodge writes as if she is sending a series of letters from Holland to children in America, and her you-are-there perspective is aided by a nice atte...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; children's literature; skating; Holland; The Netherlands
Downloads: 38,535 (1 review)
|Jewish Children (Yudishe Kinder) - Sholem Aleichem|
Librivox recording of Jewish Children (Yudishe Kinder) by Sholem Aleichem. Translated by Hannah Berman Read by Adrian Praetzellis. Although written from a child's perspective, this is not a kids book but a series of funny, poignant, and sometimes disturbing stories about life in a late 19th-century Russian-Jewish village -- the world of my grandparents. Sholem Rabinovich (1859-1916) was born in Pereiaslav, Ukraine and later immigrated to New York...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; short stories; historical fiction; children
Downloads: 39,455 (1 review)
|Fanny Herself - Edna Ferber|
Librivox recording of Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber. Read by J. M. Smallheer. Fanny Herself is the story of Fanny Brandeis, a young girl coming of age in the Midwest at the turn of the 20th century. It is generally considered to have been based on Ferber’s own experiences growing up in Appleton, Wisconsin. Regarded by many as the “greatest American woman novelist of her day,” Ferber would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize in a 1925 for her book So Big, and is also the author of Showboat and C...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Edna Ferber; fiction
Downloads: 24,734 (1 review)
|Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power - Louisa May Alcott|
LibriVox recording of Behind a Mask by Louisa May Alcott. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Fans of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women will remember that her heroine Jo wrote racy novels before turning her hand to more "serious" literature. Alcott, writing under the pseudonym A. M. Barnard, often did the same, and Behind a Mask (1866) is one of her sensation novels. It focuses on Jean Muir, who enters the home of the wealthy Coventry family as governess to their sixteen-year-old daughter...
Keywords: librivox; audio; alcott; romance; intrigue; novel
Downloads: 9,124 (1 review)
|Gone To Earth - Mary Webb|
Librivox recording of Gone To Earth by Mary Webb. Read by Rachel Lintern. “Gone to Earth” is the cry of fox hunters as the fox takes to its den and they lose the chase. Here, Mary Webb tells the story of Hazel Woodus whose understanding of her half tame fox cub contrasts with her misunderstanding of humanity. She is pursued by two very different men, a Gentleman Farmer and the local Minister. Mary Webb’s writing is sometimes compared to that of Thomas Hardy, her descriptions of nature are ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; literature; Shropshire
Downloads: 6,196 (1 review)
|News From Nowhere - William Morris|
LibriVox recording of News From Nowhere by William Morris. Read by Elizabeth Klett. News from Nowhere (1890) is a classic work combining utopian socialism and soft science fiction written by the artist, designer and socialist pioneer William Morris. In the book, the narrator, William Guest, falls asleep after returning from a meeting of the Socialist League and awakes to find himself in a future society based on common ownership and democratic control of the means of production...
Keywords: librivox; audio; morris; utopia; fantasy
Downloads: 6,281 (1 review)
|Wulf the Saxon - G. A. Henty|
LibriVox recording of Wulf the Saxon, by G. A. Henty. Read by Peter John Keeble. Wulf the Saxon is a classic George Henty tale of nobility, loyalty and courage set in 11th century Britain. It relates the adventures of Wulf, a young, but extremely capable Saxon Thane. Wulf with his friends and servitors devote their lives to the service of Harold Godwinson, both before and after he becomes king of England...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; Classic historical fiction; A tale of the Norman Conquest of Britain
Downloads: 5,959 (1 review)
|The Wonderful Garden or The Three C.'s - E. Nesbit|
LibriVox recording of The Wonderful Garden or The Three C.'s (1911), by Edith Nesbit (1858–1924). Read by Ruth Golding Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; children; fantasy; adventure; magic; flowers; language of flowers
Downloads: 13,859 (1 review)
|Sergeant York and His People - Sam K. Cowan|
LibriVox recording of Sergeant York and His People, by Sam Cowan. Read by Brett W. Downey From a cabin back in the mountains of Tennessee, forty-eight miles from the railroad, a young man went to the World War. He was untutored in the ways of the world. Caught by the enemy in the cove of a hill in the Forest of Argonne, he did not run; but sank into the bushes and single-handed fought a battalion of German machine gunners until he made them come down that hill to him with their hands in air...
Keywords: biography; history; war stories; memoirs; librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 2,302 (1 review)
|The Colored Cadet at West Point - Henry Ossian Flipper|
LibriVox recording of The Colored Cadet at West Point, by Henry Ossian Flipper. Read by James K. White. Henry Ossian Flipper--born into slavery in Thomasville, Georgia on March 21, 1856--did not learn to read and write until just before the end of the Civil War. Once the war had ended, Flipper attended several schools showing a great aptitude for knowledge. During his freshman year at Atlanta University he applied for admittance to the United States National Military Academy at West Point...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; nonfiction; military; slavery; black
Downloads: 2,124 (2 reviews)
|Anne's House of Dreams - Lucy Maud Montgomery|
LibriVox recording of Anne's House of Dreams by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read by Karen Savage. Anne's story continues with her marriage to Gilbert and their years in the House of Dreams. (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; anne; fiction
Downloads: 83,095 (2 reviews)
|Growth of the Soil - Knut Hamsun|
LibriVox recording of Growth of the Soil, by Knut Hamsun. Read by Greg W.. Growth of the Soil (Markens Grøde) is the novel by Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun which won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. The essential elements of this novel are expressed in the words of the English translator W.W. Worster in his footnote in December 1920: 'It is the life story of a man in the wilds, the genesis and gradual development of a homestead, the unit of humanity, in the unfilled, uncleared tracts t...
Keywords: LibriVox; Audiobook; Norwegian; Nobel Prize; Fiction
Downloads: 6,860 (2 reviews)
|The Chimes - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of The Chimes, by Charles Dickens. Read by Ruth Golding. The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In is the second of Charles Dickens' Christmas books, published in 1844. Its contemporary setting is the "Hungry Forties", a time of social and political unrest, and the book has a strong moral message. It remained popular for many years, although its fame has since been eclipsed by that of A Christmas Carol, the first of the series...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; christmas books; new year; poverty; social history; the poor; bells; Victorian
Downloads: 14,026 (2 reviews)
|The Log of a Cowboy - Andy Adams|
LibriVox recording of The Log of a Cowboy, by Andy Adams. Read by Richard Kilmer. The Log of a Cowboy is an account of a five-month drive of 3,000 cattle from Brownsville, Texas, to Montana in 1882 along the Great Western Cattle Trail. Although the book is fiction, it is firmly based on Adams's own experiences on the trail, and it is considered by many to be the best account of cowboy life in literature...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; historical fiction; westerns
Downloads: 33,347 (2 reviews)
|The Untamed - Max Brand|
LibriVox recording of The Untamed, by Max Brand. Read by Richard Kilmer. Whistlin' Dan Berry is one of the most interesting characters in Western fiction. With uncanny abilities he controls a wild stallion, appropriately named Satan, and a ferocious wolf dog, Black Bart. Easy going, Berry proves absolutely unforgiving when physically assaulted by a feared, vicious outlaw, Jim Silent. Seemingly without any emotions, Whistlin' Dan is relentless in his vengeful search for Silent and his outlaw gang...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; western; fiction; brand
Downloads: 32,936 (2 reviews)
|The Doctor's Wife - Mary Elizabeth Braddon|
LibriVox recording of The Doctor's Wife, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read by Kirsten Wever. This is one of the Victorian “Sensationist” Mary Elizabeth Braddon's many novels (best known among them: “Lady Audley’s Secret”). It is extremely well written, fluid, humorous and, in places, self-mocking: one of the main characters is a Sensation Author. The motifs of the-woman-with-a-secret, adultery, and death are classic “sensationist” material...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; fiction; historical-fiction; literature; romance
Downloads: 18,539 (2 reviews)
|Huntingtower - John Buchan|
LibriVox recording of Huntingtower, by John Buchan. Read by Simon Evers. Dickson McCunn, a respectable, newly retired grocer, plans a walking holiday in the hills of south-west Scotland. He meets a young English poet and finds himself in the thick of a plot involving the kidnapping of a Russian princess, who is held prisoner in the rambling mansion, Huntingtower. This modern fairy-tale is also a gripping adventure story...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; adventure; scotland
Downloads: 9,957 (2 reviews)
|Iola Leroy - Frances E. W. Harper|
LibriVox recording of Iola Leroy by Frances E. W. Harper. Read in English by James K. White This is the story of Iola Leroy, a free-born, mixed-race woman who passed as white. Her true racial identity eventually discovered, she was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Later freed by the Union Army, she journeyed to find others of her family who had been disunited from each other and strewn across the south by the forces of slavery...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; politics; fiction
Downloads: 908 (2 reviews)
|The Semi-Detached House - Emily Eden|
LibriVox recording of The Semi-Detached House by Emily Eden. Read by Elizabeth Klett. If you're a Jane Austen fan, you'll enjoy Emily Eden's comic novels of manners, The Semi-Detached House (1859) and The Semi-Attached Couple (1860). At the opening of The Semi-Detached House, the beautiful (but rather petulant) Lady Blanche Chester, newly married and pregnant, is being installed in a suburban house while her husband is away...
Keywords: librivox; audio; novel; eden; austen; comedy; romance
Downloads: 5,444 (2 reviews)
|The Story of Gösta Berling - Selma Lagerlöf|
LibriVox recording of The Story of Gösta Berling, by Selma Lagerlöf, translated by Pauline Bancroft Flach. Read by Lars Rolander The Story of Gösta Berling" was published in Sweden in 1894 and immediately brought its author into prominence. The tales are founded on actual occurrences and depict the life in the province of Värmland at the beginning of the 19th Century century. Värmland is a lonely tract in the southern part of Sweden, and has retained many of its old customs, while mining is...
Keywords: audiobooks; Librivox; Romance; Sweden; nobel prize
Downloads: 5,847 (2 reviews)
|Just David - Eleanor H. Porter|
Librivox recording of Just David by Eleanor H. Porter. Read by Mary Anderson David and his father set out from their idyllic mountain home to go to meet family, but enroute, David's father, who is sick dies, and David is left stranded in a little farming town. No one can read his father's handwriting on the notes he's left for David or his signature, and David doesn't know his last name. A stern farmer and his wife take David in, and learn more from him than they realize! David, who counts only ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; children's; violin; orphan
Downloads: 51,638 (2 reviews)
|The Shepherd of the Hills - Harold Bell Wright|
LibriVox recording of Shepherd of the Hills, by Harold Bell Wright. Read by Emily Jarmard. The story depicts the lives of mountain people living in the Ozarks and the mystery surrounding an old man called 'The Shepherd of the Hills,' who's called Dad Howitt. The backdrop storyline surrounds the pretty Samantha Lane, called Sammy, and her love of Young Matt, Grant Matthews. The shepherd, an elderly, mysterious, learned man, escapes the buzzing restlessness of the city to live in the backwoods nei...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; romance
Downloads: 11,750 (2 reviews)
|The Valley of the Giants - Peter B. Kyne|
Librivox recording of The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne. Read by Roger Melin. The man was John Cardigan; in that lonely, hostile land he was the first pioneer. This is the tale of Cardigan and Cardigan's son, for in his chosen land the pioneer leader in the gigantic task of hewing a path for civilization was to know the bliss of woman's love and of parenthood, and the sorrow that comes of the loss of a perfect mate; he was to know the tremendous joy of accomplishment and worldly success ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; pioneers; fiction; adventure; romance
Downloads: 11,320 (2 reviews)
|One Basket - Edna Ferber|
LibriVox recording of One Basket, by Edna Ferber. Read by Phil Chenevert. This sparkling collection of 7 short stories by Ferber including some that are considered her all time best like The Woman Who Tried To be Good and The Maternal Feminine. Writing for and about women, Edna Ferber touches the very heart and soul of what it means to be human; to make good choices and bad; to be weak and strong. This was a very popular book when published in 1913 (Summary by phil chenevert) For further informa...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; short stories; fiction
Downloads: 2,402 (2 reviews)
|The Palace in the Garden - Mary Louisa Molesworth|
LibriVox recording of The Palace in the Garden, by Mary Louisa Molesworth. Read by Ilianthe. The Palace in the Garden is the engaging story of three orphans sent to live in the mysterious country cottage of Rosebuds. The inquisitive children piece together the unexpected mystery of the Palace in the garden & all that goes with it. The story has a few twists. This book put me in mind of the Secret Garden...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; children
Downloads: 2,369 (2 reviews)
|Whittington and his Cat - E. L. Blanchard|
LibriVox recording of Whittington and his Cat by E. L. Blanchard (1820 - 1889). Read in English by Cori Samuel; Andy Minter; Jc Guan; mb; Philippa; Anne Cheng; Anna Roberts; Ruth Golding; David Lawrence; Tom; TriciaG; lkku; Lucy Perry; Kim Stich; Phil Chenevert.Whittington and his Cat, or Harlequin Lord Mayor of London was the 26th Grand Comic Christmas Annual, written by E. L. Blanchard for performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London in 1875...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; humor; humour; London; music; victorian; musical; pantomime; dick whittington; panto; musical theatre; musical theater
Downloads: 962 (3 reviews)
|The Third Miss Symons - F. M. Mayor|
LibriVox recording of The Third Miss Symons, by F. M. Mayor. Read by Rachel Lintern. Miss Mayor tells this story with singular skill, more by contrast than by drama, bringing her chief character into relief against her world, as it passes in swift procession. Her tale is in a form becoming common among our best writers; it is compressed into a space about a third as long as the ordinary novel, yet form and manner are so closely suited that all is told and nothing seems slightly done, or worked w...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; third miss symons; mayor
Downloads: 2,989 (3 reviews)
|The Street of Seven Stars - Mary Roberts Rinehart|
LibriVox recording of The Street of Seven Stars, by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read by MaryAnn. Published in 1914, this novel tells the story of Harmony Wells, an innocent and beautiful American in Austria to study violin. Harmony has talent and she dreams of a career in music. After her friends run out of money and return to the States, Harmony stays on in hopes of earning enough money to continue her lessons...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; fiction; novel; music; Austria; romance
Downloads: 9,982 (2 reviews)
|The Rainbow Trail - Zane Grey|
LibriVox recording of The Rainbow Trail, by Zane Grey. Read by Richard Kilmer. The Rainbow Trail is a sequel to The Riders of the Purple Sage. Both novels are notable for their protagonists' mild opposition to Mormon polygamy, but in The Rainbow Trail this theme is treated more explicitly. The plots of both books revolve around the victimization of women in the Mormon culture: events in Riders of the Purple Sage are centered on the struggle of a Mormon woman who sacrifices her wealth and social ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; western
Downloads: 10,384 (3 reviews)
|Nicholas Nickleby - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of Nicholas Nickleby, by Charles Dickens. Read by Mil Nicholson. Nicholas Nickleby is a young Devonshire man of nineteen, handsome and hot headed, devoted to his sister Kate and his parents. Following the death of Nicholas’s father, they find themselves penniless, and travel to London to seek help from his uncle, Ralph Nickleby, a heartless, cunning rogue. He grudgingly finds employment for Nicholas in Dotheby Hall, a school in Yorkshire run by the brutal Mr...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; dickens; nicholas nickleby; fiction
Downloads: 20,624 (3 reviews)
|Miss Mackenzie - Anthony Trollope|
LibriVox recording of Miss Mackenzie, by Anthony Trollope. Read by Kirsten Wever. The thirty-five year-old (hence utterly over-the-hill) Miss Margaret Mackenzie, having devoted her life to others, suddenly finds herself with no one to care for, and in possession of a moderate fortune. Having money, she is now much sought-after and no longer universally deemed too old to marry. Partly because she has spent her life taking care of the brother whose money she has now inherited, she has no experienc...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; satirical; Victorian; fortune hunters; role of women; old maid
Downloads: 10,449 (3 reviews)
|The Ghost: A Modern Fantasy - Arnold Bennett|
LibriVox recording of The Ghost: A Modern Fantasy by Arnold Bennett. Read in English by Simon Evers The novel opens with Carl Foster, a recently qualified doctor, coming to London to try and make his fortune. He meets a famous tenor, Signor Alresca, who suffers a dreadful injury backstage and Foster tends to him. He thus meets the lead soprano, Rosetta Rosa, and falls hopelessly in love with her.Alresca takes Foster under his wing and they travel to Alresca's home in Bruges...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; atmospheric ghost story
Downloads: 5,196 (2 reviews)
|The Feast of St. Friend - Arnold Bennett|
LibriVox recording of The Feast of St. Friend, a Christmas Book by Arnold Bennett. Read by Ruth Golding. In this short book, Arnold Bennett shares his views on Christmas as the season of goodwill. As always, Bennett's writing includes some thought-provoking ideas liberally spiced with his wry sense of humour, and as always too, you can barely believe it was written so long ago. This was published exactly 100 years ago, in 1911...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; christmas; advice; philosophy; faith; children; humour; humor
Downloads: 2,143 (3 reviews)
|The Cricket on the Hearth - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of The Cricket on the Hearth, by Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Read by Ruth Golding. The tale of John Peerybingle, the good-hearted carrier, and his young wife Mary ('Dot'), interwoven with the story of poor toymaker Caleb Plummer, his beloved blind daughter Bertha, and the harsh old toy merchant Tackleton, who is due to marry May Fielding, a childhood friend of Dot. Comic relief is provided by Tilly Slowboy, the disaster-prone nursemaid of John and Dot's baby, and Boxer, the f...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; novella; fiction; christmas book; romance; marriage; fairy; family
Downloads: 3,844 (2 reviews)
|The Iron Heel - Jack London|
LibriVox recording of The Iron Heel, by Jack London. Read by Matt Soar. The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908. It chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. It is arguably the novel in which Jack London's socialist views are most explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 1970s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; jack london; iron heel; science fiction
Downloads: 26,803 (3 reviews)
|Bleak House - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of Bleak House, by Charles Dickens. Read by Mil Nicholson. The Chancery Court had jurisdiction over all matters of equity, including administration of estates, the guardianship of orphans, and disputed property disbursement. In Dickens’ time, some cases could take years to be settled, changing the lives of those involved. Esther Summerson, a young woman raised in a tough and unloving atmosphere, is unexpectedly requested to be a companion to two teenage orphans, Richard Cars...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; dickens; bleak house
Downloads: 34,574 (3 reviews)
|The Shuttle - Frances Hodgson Burnett|
LibriVox recording of The Shuttle, by Frances Hodgson Burnett read by Tabithat Rosalie Vanderpoel, the daughter of an American multimillionaire marries an impoverished English baronet and goes to live in England. She all but loses contact with her family in America. Years later her younger sister Bettina, beautiful, intelligent and extremely rich, goes to England to find what has happened to her sister...
Keywords: LibriVox; fiction; shuttle
Downloads: 13,760 (3 reviews)